Confirmed teams: Arsenal v Aston Villa: Saka starts for Gunners, no Ozil

By on September 22, 2019

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Arsenal can move into the top four with a win when we take on Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has made wholesale changes from the side that beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League with Bernd Leno recalled in goal while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sokratis comes in to the back four alongside David Luiz and Sead Kolasinac.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again leads the line up front in the absence of Alexandre Lacazette while Bukayo Saka keeps his place following his MOTM performance against Frankfurt.

Granit Xhaka captains the Arsenal side in midfield and he’s joined by Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos but Mesut Ozil has to settle for a place on the bench with Nicolas Pepe starting alongside Saka in attack.

These are the teams for the game:


Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ceballos, Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka

Subs: Ozil, Torreira, Chambers, Nelson, Martinez, Willock, Martinelli

Aston Villa

Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor, McGinn, Nakamba, Grealish, Trezeguet, Wesley, El Ghazi

Subs: Lansbury, Steer, Hourihane, Konsa, Jota, Elmohamady, Davis